RESOURCES

We all face obstacles. Luckily, for even the most seemingly difficult and adverse issues in our life, there are people who can and want to help. This page is devoted to organizations and groups that focus on supporting the people, friends, and families who are facing stigmatized hardships

MENTAL HEALTH AND ADDICTION

  • SAMSHA'S  mental health and addiction services locator (web or by phone)

  •  findtreatment.samhsa.gov

  •  1-800-662-HELP (4357)

  • About: This is an extremely useful tool as it locates mental health and substance abuse treatment facilities and services near you within seconds!

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  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

  •  1-800-273-8255 

  • suicidepreventionlifeline.org

  • About: The NSPL is there 24/7 for people going through any type of mental health issue, not just suicidal thoughts. If you call, you will not only be met with trained workers, but also kind and compassionate people. In addition, their website has mental health tips and resources targeted specifically towards groups like Youth, Veterans, LGBTQ+, etc.

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  • Addiction Group 

  • addictiongroup.org

  • About: Addiction Group is a national organization that is home to a variety of information pages for both people who have addictions and people who are friends and family of addicts. Evidence-based and medically-reviewed pages like "How to Deal with a Drug Addict Child", "5 Types of Alcoholics", and "How to Prevent Addiction"provide insight into the breadth. and depth of Addiction Group. An essential resource for anyone touched by mental health and addiction.

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LGBTQ+

  • The Trevor Project: saving young LGBT lives

  • thetrevorproject.org

  • Lifeline: 1-866-488-7386

  • About: The Trevor Project offers a variety of services. If you are a young person in crisis, feeling suicidal, or in need of a safe and judgment-free place to talk, the TrevorLifeline (call), TrevorText (text),  and TrevorChat (text) are all great resources. In addition, TrevorSpace is an affirming international community for LGBTQ young people ages 13-24 to find support.

  • GLBTnearme.org

  • GLBT Hotline(all ages):888-843-4564 

  • About: Find the closest LGBT social and support resources, community resources,youth groups,  events, and much much more!

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  • LGBTQ+ Health & Well-Being Guide

  • drugwatch.com/health/lgbtq/

  • If you are an LGBTQ+ person, you are at a higher risk for certain health issues such as certain types of cancer, suicide attempts, substance abuse, HIV, and much more.  Drugwatch has put together a comprehensive and thorough guide diving into the specific trends, diseases, treatments, and much more. In addition, they have fantastic tips on how to proactively improve your wellbeing and health!

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  • LGBTQ+ Personal Finance Guide

  • creditcards.com/credit-card-news/lgbt-personal-finance-guide/

  • About: Members of the LGBTQ+ community have made strides towards equality but still experience unique obstacles in the personal finance space. This guide helps LGBTQ+ Americans prepare for the financial future properly by providing expert advice on five key areas, including credit card debt, insurance, and retirement planning. 

 
 

Children of Incarcerated Parents

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  • Sesame Street in Communities: Incarceration

  • sesamestreetincommunities.org

  • About: Sesame Street in Communities not only provides tons of resources for Incarceration, but also for all sorts of challenges in the lives of kids such as dealing with divorce, parents with addictions, grief, etc. Although the page is mainly for 0-7 year olds, it can also help the parents deal with their own emotions too.

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Learning Disabilties

  • Learning Disabilities Association

  • ldaamerica.org

  • About: LDA is a national organization providing a wide variety of information, everything from the basics of navigating learning disabilities to advanced research journals. Examples of their content are below:

  • "New to LD?" is a fantastic page containing a plethora of information such as the types of learning disabilities, ways to cope, how learning disabilities change over time, and much more.

  • "Support and Resources for Adults with LD"provides resources such as literacy tests and tips to support adults with LD.

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Other Resources

  • Cerebral Palsy Guidance (CPG)

  • cerebralpalsyguidance.com

  • About: CPG is an organization that provides a wealth of information/resources that have been reviewed by credible pediatric doctors. Their comprehensive page contains everything from the basics of Cerebral Palsy, to in-depth articles diving into day-to-day specifics. This page provides the answers to any questions you may have pertaining to life with Cerebral Palsy.

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  • Cerebral Palsy Guide

  • cerebralpalsyguide.com

  • About: Cerebral Palsy Guide is a national support organization dedicated to educating individuals and families about CP. They strive to provide answers and guidance to ensure that families receive the assistance that they need to help improve their overall quality of life. 

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  • Birth Injury Justice Center

  • childbirthinjuries.com

  • About: The Birth Injury Justice Center has compiled one of the most in-depth resources nationwide to help guide and assist families with disabilities caused by physical birth injuries.  Helpful oblong, connect with lawyers, find information, etc.

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  • New Mouth (Oral Health & Disabilities)

  • newmouth.com

  • About: New Mouth recognizes that people with physical disabilities are more likely to develop oral health complications, such as cavities, gum disease, and dental defects. They're website provides proactive resources, necessary information, and much more!

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